Bayhawks lose, 15-14, on road to first-place Lizards
May 17, 2015 | 2:16 AM
Major League Lacrosse
Bayhawks lose, 15-14, on road to first-place Lizards
Greg Gurenlian won 28 of 32 faceoffs and attackman Rob Pannell had four goals and two assists, helping the host New York Lizards edge the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 15-14, on Saturday night in Major League Lacrosse. Dave Cottle Midfielder Ben Hunt (Severna Park) led the Bayhawks with five points, all of them coming in the third quarter when he scored four times, once on a 2-pointer. Bayhawks goalie Tyler Fiorito(McDonogh) had 16 saves; he faced 46 shots, 31 of which were on target. Chesapeake crease attackman Jack Rice (Boys' Latin) scored three goals and attackman Ben Rubeor (Loyola Blakefield) added two. Attackman Matt Danowski had four assists. Chesapeake fell to 3-2 and is tied with the Rochester Rattlers for second place; New York is 6-0.
Less than 24 hours after Dwayne Haskins Jr. committed to Maryland, Chaminade (Ohio) defensive tackle Jeffery Pooler followed suit. "I just wanted to talk it over with my family before I made the decision," Pooler said. "Purdue and Boston College said they'd offer me this week, and I was hearing from other schools, but I just kept talking to my coaches, my family. Everyone was really telling me that Maryland is the best fit, and I agree." Pooler, a 6-foot-4, 272-pound junior, said he's "all Maryland" and has no plans of checking out any other schools.
—Ahmed Ghafir, InsideMdSports
Baseball: Maryland sophomore right-hander Mike Shawaryn has been named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Award, given to the nation's top player, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced Friday. Shawaryn, the Terps' all-time leader in career wins, has a Big Ten-high 11 wins this season and a 1.68 ERA. He leads the conference in strikeouts with 115 and innings pitched with 961/3. Opponents are batting just .202 against him.
Men's golf:Connor Flach shot a final-round 1-under par 71 and Loyola Maryland finished 12th at the NCAA Regional in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Greyhounds, who shot a combined 10-over-par 298 Saturday, finished at 27-over 891 for the three rounds. Flach was Loyola's highest finisher at the regional, tying for 41st at 4-over.
Men's tennis: Jason Cohen (Stevenson, Fallston) was named Landmark Conference Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year after leading Juniata to the conference championship. Goucher freshman Joey Caracappa made first team in singles and Goucher's Jack Hodges and Seth Hoesman (Howard) made second team. In doubles, Caracappa and Hoesman made first team and Midori Fujitani and Hodges made second team. ... Johns Hopkins sophomore Mike Buxbaum was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.
The Toronto Blue Jays signed former Orioles outfielder Luke Scott, 36, to a minor league deal Thursday and he was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, which activated him Saturday. Scott spent parts of the 2014 season with the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization and briefly played for Pericos de Puebla of the Mexican League this year. He last appeared in a major league game in 2013 with the Tampa Bay Rays. Scott played for the Orioles from 2008 to 2011.
Around the horn: The Pittsburgh Pirates, who used seven relievers in a Friday night loss to the Chicago Cubs, optioned former Orioles infielder Steve Lombardozzi (Atholton) to Triple-A Indianapolis and called up right-handed pitcher Wilfredo Boscan. Lombardozzi made six appearances with Pittsburgh, going 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. ... The Cleveland Indians designated former Orioles left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment. Chen, 37, was 0-1 with a 12.79 ERA in two starts. ... Former Evening Sun reporter Jim Henneman will sign copies of his book, "Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic," today from 12:30p.m. to 2p.m. at the Orioles team store at Oriole Park. Fans can purchase the Orioles official legacy book at the signing for $50.
Lansdowne defeats No. 1 Eastern Tech for 2A North softball title
The Lansdowne softball team (13-6) upset previously unbeaten host and No. 1 Eastern Tech (18-1) by winning, 5-3, in the Class 2A North region championship. The Vikings also ended a 43-game winning streak for the Mavericks. Lansdowne will play Easton at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Bachman Park in the state semifinals. The Vikings are making their sixth state tournament appearance and first since 2012. Freshman pitcher Jordyn Goodman didn't strike out a batter but scattered five hits in a complete-game effort, relying on her defense.
—Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun Media Group
Phelps, Lochte still winless in Charlotte swimming meet
Olympic champions and Ryan Lochte remained winless heading into the final day of the Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Charlotte, N.C. Lochte finished fourth Saturday in the 100-meter backstroke, won by Serbia's Arkady Vyatchanin. Meanwhile, Phelps — in his second meet since serving a six-month suspension — was seventh in the 200 butterfly, won by fellow North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Chase Kalisz. Lochte finished the event in 54.43 seconds — nearly three-quarters of a second behind Vyatchanin, who won in 53.69. Lochte barely missed out on medaling, coming in 0.01 seconds behind Japan's Junya Koga. "That was my best in-season time," Lochte said. "It was a good day. I'm thinking about getting better day after day." Phelps had a harder time in the 200 butterfly, which he had not competed in since earning the silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics. He touched in 2:00.77, more than 3 seconds behind Kalisz, who won in 1:57.58. Phelps and Lochte had a potential matchup in the 100 backstroke. But Phelps withdrew from the event Saturday morning to focus on the 200 butterfly. Phelps and Lochte have two more potential head-to-head matchups today at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center — the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle.